Fan Eliminator Kit
When I ordered the adapters for the
TBI Conversion from Rick Patton, I also ordered his
Fan Eliminator Kit.
I already had an electric fan so the extra cost was only $30 for his kit.
Basically you mount your electric fan on the engine side of the radiator and set
it up as a puller fan. With the Hayden fan that I have, it was just a matter or
removing the fan blades from the housing and flipping them over to make the fan
a puller. I planned on removing my radiator anyway to have it cleaned, so the
project was quite easy.
replace 6 pounds 6 ounces with just 8 ounces!
With the radiator removed, access to the fan bolts
is very easy but Rick tells me that it's possible to do with the radiator in
place. Look at it this way...........here's an opportunity to have your radiator
repaired, cleaned & tested and you get to replace all those old hoses too. I
mean, this is a cooling system upgrade so you should start with a nice clean
Pretty simple yet ingenious design and easy to
install. I won't be driving my car for another 4 - 6 weeks as I finish up my
winter projects but I'll let you know if I notice any difference.
Well, it's now September and I've put aver 2500
miles on the car this year with no problems at all. The car feels a lot quicker
without the mechanical fan and associated weight dragging on the engine. It may
be all in my head but then again, removing over 6 pounds has the be easier on
the engine. Some people who have done a similar conversion claim a gain of 5 - 8
horsepower. The other thing that amazed me is how infrequently the electric fan
runs. My fan is wired to a light that comes on when the fan is running and it
never comes on if I'm moving over 35 mph. All in all a great little product that
may just improve your car's performance.